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Chinese billionaire calls Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey's bluff on sale of Sydney mansion

A showdown is brewing between Treasurer Joe Hockey and one of China’s richest men over the forced sale of a Point Piper mansion.

In early March, Mr Hockey ordered the Chinese billionaire Xu Jiayin to sell Villa del Mare for which he’d paid $39 million last November, because the sale had contravened foreign ownership rules. 167 more words

Australian Politics

Budget Leak: Immigration Detainees To Pay Own Way

Plans to introduce a policy whereby illegal boat arrivals must pay for the cost of their own detention has been leaked a few weeks away from announcing the federal budget for 2015-16. 417 more words

The UnAustralian

Can we have a Budget of gradual reform?

My first visit to Parliament in Canberra to attend a Budget speech occurred half a century ago when Harold Holt was Treasurer and he delivered it in the old Parliament House. 316 more words

Government

Ballerinas, blue poles and budget week

A Writer on creative accounting.

I HAVE never paid much attention to the fallout of budget week, simply because the Arts are always sufficiently financially knocked-around long before the Treasurer makes our economic disenfranchisement official. 914 more words

Politics

Treasurer Joe Hockey Supports Employee Share Plans

In an interview published in the Australian Financial Review, on Monday 13th April 2015, the Treasurer Joe Hockey acknowledged Paul Keating as the “father” of the dividend imputation tax system, which has made Australia one of the biggest share owning nations in the world. 78 more words

Employee Benefits

Sort It Out: Ridiculous GST Posture Could Finish Abbott

A RIDICULOUS SUGGESTION by Tony Abbott — that the states should “sort out” how GST revenue is carved up — shows to an appalling lack of leadership; with a risky budget due shortly from a Treasurer whose record in the job is poor, Abbott’s GST gaffe could yet sound the death knell on his leadership of the Liberal Party. 1,725 more words